The man is rushed to hospital after being bitten by a shark in Coral Bay, Western Australia

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Man is taken to hospital with leg injuries after horrific shark attack on Western Australian beach

  • A man in his twenties was bitten by a shark on a beach in Western Australia on Saturday
  • The spear fisherman sustained injuries to his legs after being bitten at approximately 12:15 pm
  • The shark attack took place about 500 to 1,000 meters offshore near Coral Bay

A spear fisherman was rushed to hospital after being bitten by a shark on a Western Australian beach.

The man sustained calf injuries when he was attacked at Coral Bay, 1,200 kilometers north of Perth, at around 12:15 p.m. on Saturday.

The incident took place about 500 to 1,000 meters offshore, south of Warroora Station.

The man sustained calf injuries when he was attacked near Coral Bay, 1,200 kilometers north of Perth, Saturday at approximately 12:15 p.m. (stock image)

The man sustained calf injuries when he was attacked near Coral Bay, 1,200 kilometers north of Perth, Saturday at approximately 12:15 p.m. (stock image)

Obviously, the man, who is in his twenties, was bitten by a whaler or bull shark.

A spokesperson for the St. John Ambulance said the man was taken to the Coral Bay Nursing Post with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development was notified of the attack at around 1:40 PM and is currently coordinating a response with local authorities.

“Be extra careful around Warroora Station,” said DPIRD.

“Adhere to beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers, Parks and Wildlife Service officers, or Surf Life Saving WA.”

Surf Life Saving WA previously tweeted that an unidentified shark was sighted at 12:20 p.m., 750 meters offshore, near Coral Bay.

The incident took place about 500 to 1,000 meters offshore south of Warroora Station.  Pictured: A woman is swimming in Coral Bay

The incident took place about 500 to 1,000 meters offshore south of Warroora Station.  Pictured: A woman is swimming in Coral Bay

The incident took place about 500 to 1,000 meters offshore south of Warroora Station. Pictured: A woman is swimming in Coral Bay

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